Pen, paper, and a ton of thoughts… what a dangerous thing to have in the middle of the night.
I’ve recently started to time myself for everything I do. It all started with not getting up on time for work and how I only have 10-15 minutes to get ready. I set a 10 minute timer on my phone so I know that I’m super pressured to focus on getting ready, and not to be distracted. With doing so, I’ve learned to do that with my projects and homework. For example, I just timed myself 1.5 hour to do my friend’s logo, and then 1 hour to do my history class homework. I feel pressured to quickly finish on time. but of course, with quality work.
Currently here are some of my favorite blogs for inspirations.
I came across this flickr page not so long ago of amazing Swiss designs; @Blanka The combination of all these posters make a great desktop wallpaper.
CubaGallery I love the simplicity of his work! Used some of his photography for my Typography project a while back.
Super amazing photography website of colored sunsets. As much as I love color, I am also afraid of it [sometimes].
Saw this artists while doing my design sketches. This is totally my style!
Check her out!
I have dreams, I have hope, I have... a vision.
I took this trip to Monterey to discover a new me, find my inspiration and be kind to myself. I tried to find myself. Although I must say I slept as much as I did here than I did for a month back in sf, but I still have bags under my eyes, I still think about you, you, and you. There may be a lack of phone signal, heaps of work to catch up on, unbearable wifi, but I did however manage to love a little piece of myself.
I realize how much we long for human interaction, technology, and love, but at the same time we strive for the beauty of nature.
Nothing has to be black and white, but what if all we see is grey and in between? Would we have enough yin and yang, happy and sad, moon and sun, and balance all over?
I may want to spend the night looking at the stars, moon, and sunset. I may want to just lay on the beach all day. I may suppress all horrible memories, reflect all the good moments, but no matter what, it'll still be there.
As an artist I long for perfection and inspiration everywhere and anywhere. And so I took this trip to reflect who I am, what I've become, love myself in order to truly love anyone else. This is all a learning experience. Whatever we do, whatever mistake we encounter, whatever heartbreak we cried of, it'll still be there. It'll still be hard to overcome, it'll still be apart of us. But we've learned through the hardest and darkest time that this is a part of life. A part of who we are and we grow from it. I'm not saying there's an off switch or a button to turn off all feelings aside and forget all worries.
It might take some baby steps, it might take a week or a month, but we got this.
I needed this time to reflect and find some inspiration. My mind is still focused on work, people's happiness, family, friends and lovers. it's so hard to just let it all go and relax. i sat at the beach today with my camera set up, with all the stuff i love in the world (notebook, camera, water and a pen, minus my dog) I laid there, writing and writing, writing about the past, present, and future.
I came out here this week to find myself. But truthfully, to find something to do, be somewhere so I wouldn't feel so alone on Christmas. Have I found my inspiration and passion of love and design again?